The Dry, by Jane Harper

Wow!

The Dry is the best crime novel I have read or listened to in quite a while.

It is set in a remote Australian farming community in a time of drought. Aaron Falk, who is a Federal police agent specialising in financial crime, returns to his home town of Kiawarra for the funeral of Luke Hadler, his best friend growing up, and his wife and son. It seems that Luke shot them both, and then himself.

Aaron’s return brings back memories of another death in Kiawarra 20 years earlier, a death that many in the community think Aaron had something to do with. As a result Aaron and his father were forced to leave town.

Masterfully told by Jane Harper, Aaron sets about puzzling out who killed Luke and his family, and finally resolves the death of his friend Ellie.

AsI said, a great piece of crime fiction. Highly recommended. 10 out of 10.

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